a favourite shade of blue

a favourite shade of blue

Saturday, July 31, 2010

a dreadful disease

Another wonderful day in Vancouver, I know the rains will come but apparently not this week so it is a good time to enjoy and go for a walk.
Mesothelioma is a horrid type of cancer, once it starts to move it gallops through the system and affects all parts of the body... It is caused by proximity to asbestos. In the past before the dangers of asbestos were recognized it was used extensively as an insulation around pipes and other building materials. Nearly all buildings constructed before 1980 had asbestos in them , often used in attics as an insulation.
It causes the cancer mesothelioma which can sit there in the lungs for a long long time waiting to erupt. A person could be in a situation where he encountered asbestos in the 50s and 60s in his work and the mesothelioma would not show up for decades later such as the 2000s , horribly affecting its victim despite the person being a strong vigorous , intelligent human being.
That is the situation of my former husband and the father of my children. It has really affected me even though we were divorced in 1963 and Ray and I have been married since 1976. My children are taking care of him and it is very difficult for them.
Tonight i will be knitting on the sock and getting it down to the heel I hope. I am sure I can manage that LOL.
Picture coming :>)
Have a great night!! Fireworks here again, China this time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Nan, it the cancer in Mac's lungs or frontal lobe of his brain? The sock you are knitting, is those colors in a skein of yarn. Nice colors.
What is the reason for the fireworks ? Jean